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Margaret Suzan Black


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Margaret Suzan Black Obituary
MARGARET SUZAN BLACK
Age 73, originally from Riverside, CA, died at 5:30 PM, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, California. She was born October 6, 1943 in Ludington, Michigan, to Robert and Georgia Orr. She married Johnny Black on January 27, 1973 and he survives. Also surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Matthew Merzwski; her sister Sharon Weide; and her niece and grand-niece Georgia and Finley Castro.
Margaret, known to her family as Suzan, moved to California with her family when she was a child. She grew up in La Cañada where she graduated high school. She went on to get her nursing degree from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. She moved back to Los Angeles, California where she met her husband of over 40 years, Johnny Black. They moved to Riverside in 1980.
Suzan worked as a surgical nurse then as an in-home nurse for over 20 years, before retiring and becoming a volunteer for her daughter's school. She enjoyed cooking and taught classes for her church's summer school on cooking and etiquette. She loved to decorate for parties and helped organize events for friends and family. She was a true caretaker, caring for both of her parents before their passing.
Her committal service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM.
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. "– Abraham Lincoln
Published in Press-Enterprise on May 14, 2017
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